PRODUCT REVIEWS

Honey House Naturals

I recently received a package in the mail from Honey House Naturals. I found the company on Zulily and wrote to them. I had never done such a thing before but I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask. In fact, I am now making a habit of scavenging Zulily to find not-so-popular companies that wouldn’t mind some exposure.

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Samples sent from Honey House Naturals

When I opened the box two weeks ago I was excited to see they didn’t skimp on the samples. I was expecting much less but Honey House Naturals included full size products of at least two items and so much more. I love natural products but find some of them are missing the mark when it comes to doing their job. Honey House Naturals is NOT one of those that miss the mark. All of the products I tested work and I will be making a purchase of my favorite product after this post. I love this company so much that I will also be running a giveaway.

Don’t forget that I use a point system created out of my love of lip gloss. 5 LGPs or Lip Gloss Points for “this product is popping” and 1 LGP for “this product is pale”.  Now, on to the review.

1. Lip Butter– ($4.95) they sent me three in different flavors. I got Apple Pear, Raspberry Pomegranate, and Tangerine. If you know anything about me, you know I am a Burt’s Bees girl when it comes to lip balm. Honey House Naturals has me on the hook though. Not only do these smell amazing, they made my lips so very soft. There was NO aftertaste which is why I love this product so much. This gets 5 LGPs!

2. Bee Bar Cream– ($7.95) they sent me a 1.69oz size that fits in my purse. A little goes a long way with this product. The warm vanilla scent is not too overpowering. My hands ALWAYS need moisture and this product does the trick. I usually have my AVON lotion but I will be switching over to Honey House Naturals. I let my boss try it and she wanted to order some immediately! This gets 5 LGPs!

3. Bee Bar-($11.94) they sent me a LARGE. HOLY COW, a full sized sample! This is by far my most favorite product of the bunch. I must use something to moisturize my feet daily! I have used Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream but my staple is AVON’s Intensive Callus Cream. I am making the switch from my Avon product over to Honey House Naturals because it lasted! My feet were not ashy for  two days! This is a miracle.

This product comes in a gorgeous, round tin. Don’t worry, it is easy to remove because of the lip on the lid. The scent I was sent is vanilla. The bar is the size of a small doughnut and fits perfectly in my hand. I smooth my feet immediately after getting out of the shower. Then I apply the bee bar and wear cotton socks while I apply makeup and get ready for work. I remove my socks just before heading out the door. Again, my feet were smooth for two days! I will be reordering this product and getting rid of my tubes of the Avon product.

Natural products

I can’t live without this any longer!

This gets 5LGPs!

4. Shampoo and Conditioner-(sample size) they sent me the Honey Hawaiian in both. The scent alone made me want to keep using it. However, my hair is very dry and color-treated so I don’t recommend this if you need extra TLC for your hair. It made my hair smell wonderful but didn’t take my frizz away. This would be great for a tween or someone who just has naturally great hair. This gets 3 LGPs!

5. Bar Soap-(sample size) they sent me a Honey scented mini bar of soap. This smells amazing but seems to lose its lather pretty easily. I know that this is because it doesn’t have all of that junk in it. If you use bar soap I recommend this! When you visit their website you will see that it is wrapped beautifully which is perfect for gift giving! This gets 4 LGPs!

6. Bee Butter– (sample size) they sent me a small sample of this and I can see why. This body butter is very rich and a little goes a long way. Of course the smell was to die for and the consistency was thick. I can totally see using this on very dry skin or even a sunburn. I had my daughter use it on her crusty elbows and they weren’t crusty for days after. I used it on my stomach and loved how hit made my skin feel. The smell might fight with a perfume but if you wear it alone you should smell like heaven. This gets 4 LGPs!

7. Belly Bar-(sample size) this product should be owned by all new moms! I used it on my cuticles. It is sold in a bar so I can’t recommend for cuticles but it would be perfect for any dry skin. This would be great for your man because the smell is light and fresh! This gets 4 LGPs!

As you can see all of these products are a 4 or better. If you are a natural products girl this is your company. Honey House Naturals is based out of WA, in the Pacific Northwest and all products are made in the United States. The best thing is that this is a 100% woman owned company! Go Girls!

I hope you will give them a visit and use the code they have activated for you!

Use brunette14 over at Honey House Naturals,  this will be active until June 25th. Belly Bars are on sale right now so stock up!

You can also find them on Facebook and Google Plus.

 

***The products reviewed were sent to me, free of charge. I have not been paid to do this review. Thank you Honey House Naturals!

 

Drumroll Please! Ipsy Fresh Picks

Here it is!
This is my very first beauty item review. This is just the kickoff! I have been writing like crazy to companies for samples and giveaways!
I have a huge one coming next week with some amazing products.
I got my first ipsy subscription bag this week and I was pleasantly surprised at the contents. I have seen many girls complaining on Instagram so I guess I didn’t hold high expectations. However, I will use four out of six items, including the bag it came in. I call that a win.
Before I go on let me tell you about my grading system. I love lip-gloss so much my ratings will be rated in Lip-Gloss points. Five lip-gloss points is POPPING and one lip-gloss point is PALE! In the words of Lil Mama, My lip gloss be poppin! You get the point now!

Ipsy bag

My first Ipsy bag

If you follow me on Instagram you saw me post the picture above before I tried any of the products. Well now we get to the low down on each product.
My favorite product in this month’s bag is the Eau Thermale Avene or Thermal Spring Water for us every day folk. It has many uses but the one I find it most useful for is the bikini area. I am always looking for something to soothe that area after I shave and this is the ONE that I will use from now on! Not only was it soothing but it helped minimize any bumps. This gets 5LGPs.

Favorite

Eau Thermale Avene or Thermal Spring Water

My second favorite item in this month’s bag is the Coola Hang Ten 50SPF sunscreen. Sunscreen is a MUST here in Arizona and I am always looking to stock up. The best thing about this one is it smells good. It does smell like sunscreen after it is on for a while but it is not overwhelming. Another great thing about Coola products is that they are made in the USA. Can’t beat that right? This gets 5LGPs.
Number three in my bag is the Pacifica eye shadow duo. The colors are something I would definitely wear. Side one is a deep purple/plum and side two is a sparkling white. This product is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free and a portion of their proceeds go to support clean water. This company is worth checking out. I am not sure what the color actually is because it says Natural Beauty Duo #2. I give this 4LGPs.

Eyeshadow

Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo

I had no information about the fourth product because the packaging is very vague. It’s called Boo-Boo Cover-Up Concealer. I visited the website and found that it is supposed to heal while covering up your boo-boo, acne, tattoo, etc. The color that was given in this bag was too orange as you can see from the picture. I might use it but I am not sure when. I would have liked to see more information on the packaging. I give this 2LGPs.

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Boo-Boo Concealer

The fifth and final item in this month’s bag is my least favorite for two reasons. I have oily hair and don’t need to add any additional oil and it doesn’t smell very good. In my opinion, lemon is best going into the belly and not on the head. Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil has nice packaging and presentation but the smell has to go. I didn’t even try because of the lemongrass smell. It is organic so if you want something natural this could be your product. I give it 1LGPs.
One last thing! I loved the bag included with the products. It is perfect for the summer!

ipsy bag

Fresh Pick for May ipsy

What did you other ipsy members think of your items?

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